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Anambra guber: PDP aspirants differ on zoning

The quest for Anambra South Senatorial District to produce a candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 6 governorship election dominated discuss at a stakeholders’ meeting.
Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, has condemned Tuesday’s communal clash in the state which left one person dead and several others severely injured.

Ondo senator: Bill on bitumen training institute’ll be passed

The Senator representing the Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Tuesday, expressed optimism that the proposed bill to establish a Bitumen Training Institute would be passed by the Senate.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos mulls more schools, skill centres to reintegrate dropouts

Lagos State government has said it is considering establishment of more schools and skills acquisition centres to reintegrate dropouts and others who had no opportunity to get quality education earlier in life.

Enugu 2023: Senator Utazi not acting anybody’s script – aide

The Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, has described as laughable the speculation in certain quarters that he was instigating Nsukka zone against Nkalu to pave way for Senator Ike Ekweremadu in the 2023 governorship election.
Magnus Abe

Senator Abe: Rivers APC heading for danger

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former senator representing Rivers South-east, Senator Magnus Abe, yesterday raised the alarm that the party in the state was clearly heading for imminent danger due to impunity and clear disregard for political realities.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senator Akinyelure: Stop blaming National Assembly over President Buhari’s ‘lopsided’ appointments

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, has absolved the National Assembly of blames over what he described as the lopsidedness in the several appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari during the five years of his administration.
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2023: Zoning won’t determine Enugu governor – APC

The Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Ben Nwoye, has raised concerns that politicians particularly from the northern senatorial district of the state are stoking political tensions.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

Niger senator urges security agencies to adopt new strategies to fight insurgency, banditry

Worried by the killing of five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman by gunmen in Alawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state on Thursday, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial district, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa has advised the Nigeria’s security agencies on the need to adopt new strategies to fight insurgencies and banditry now prevailing in parts of the country.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Easter: Senator Bamidele greets Christians, preaches mutual trust

The Chairman, Southern Senators Forum, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has called on Christians to rededicate themselves to the unity, peace, and progress of the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

FEC mourns ex-ministers Bode Olowoporoku, Umaru Baba

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, observed a minute silence in honour of two former ministers, Sen. Bode Olowoporoku and Alhaji Umaru Baba.

Governor Fayemi congratulate Senator Ojudu at 60

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated a former member of the Senate (Ekiti Central Senatorial District), Senator Babafemi Ojudu on his sixtieth birthday.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio attacks PDP, INEC, denies involvement with jailed professor

The recent controversy over the electoral victories of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken a dramatic twist with Senator Akpabio lambasting his former political party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for associating him with Professor Peter Ogban, who was recently convicted for allegedly rigging the 23rd February 2019 election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court: Justice Aboki not mentioned in petition against justices

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Thursday, said Justice Abdu Aboki was not mentioned in the purported petition by the APC hierachy against three Justices of the apex court.
Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri- Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.

Troops destroy bandits’ camps, kill two in Kaduna

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike, OPTS, have destroyed the camp of some bandits in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele: Speedy completion of Ogbese dam will enhance irrigation farming in Ekiti

The Federal Government has been urged to expedite action on the completion of Ogbese Dam to boost agricultural activities, particularly irrigation farming.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Banditry: Nigeria paying price for failure to act at right time – Shehu Sani

Worried by the alarming rate of banditry, Kidnapping and other forms of criminality in the country, Senator Shehu Sani has averred that, the increasing rate of the situation is occasioned by governments refusal to act at the right time.

Senator Okorocha meets VP Osinbajo over feud with Governor Uzodinma

The former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha Wednesday took the feud between him and Governor Hope Uzodinma to the Presidency.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate considers bill for bitumen institute in Ondo

The Senate on Wednesday commenced the legislative process that will lead to the establishment of a bitumen training institute in Ode Aye, Ondo State.
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Osun government meets security agencies over ‘insecurity’

The Osun State Government and security agencies met on Monday to strategize on the reported infiltration of the State by herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers.

Senator Dickson: Why I am staying off Bayelsa government events

A former Governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson, says he has no rift with his predecessor, Douye Diri, who took over from him on February 14, 2020.
Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL.

Troops kill bandits leader, neutralize dozen others in Kaduna

Troops in Kaduna State have killed Rufai Maikaji, a deadly bandit who commanded over a hundred fighters that terrorized communities in the state.
Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien has emerged as the new National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, which is the mouthpiece of monarchs, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta.

Senator Ibok-Essien emerges new PANDEF chairman

Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien has emerged as the new National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, which is the mouthpiece of monarchs, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta.

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Mai Tangale crisis: Gombe governor inaugurates commission of inquiry

Following the violent crisis that engulfed Billiri town in Gombe State between February 17 and 20, 2021 over the Mai Tangale stool tussle, leading to loss of lives and property, the Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, on Monday, inaugurated an 11-man Commission of Inquiry to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the crisis with a view to preventing future occurrence.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, in her goodwill message yesterday during the commemoration of the “2021 International Women’s Day National Policy Dialogue,” noted that through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020, the federal government is providing tax relief and other forms of support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are owned by women.

Minister: Nigerian government rejected governors’ request to borrow from central bank for March shortfall

The federal government turned down a request by state governors to borrow from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to augment the N50 billion federation account allocation committee (FAAC) shortfall in March.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

GOC charges soldiers to be combat ready

Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, has charged soldiers to be combat ready and maintain physical fitness.

Lawyers want ‘archaic, obolete’ laws reviewed to reflect current realities

Some Abuja-based lawyers on Monday called for review of laws which provisions no longer reflect realities to advance justice administration in Nigeria.

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2023: INEC to put polling units in hospitals, courts

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said it would bring polling units in overcrowded areas closer to the people, particularly to public places like schools, courts and hospitals ahead of the 2023 general elections.

EFCC arrests Senator Okorocha for ‘money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday arrested the former Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, over alleged money laundering.
Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement via a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.

Minister: Nigerian government worried about rising unemployment rate

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said the federal government is worried over the rising unemployment rate in the country.

South, Middle Belt leaders demand nations out of Nigeria

South and Middle Belt leaders under the aegis of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) yesterday insisted that Nigeria should cease to exist demanding for several ethnic nations.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Rivers governor: I haven’t touched one kobo of council funds

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has boasted his administration has not touched one kobo belonging to the local government areas.